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88 Ratings



Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1958


Based on a novel by Yukio Mishima, Kon Ichikawa’s Enjô is the story of a young man who sets fire to the Golden Pavilion in the Shukaku Temple.

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Conflagration Directed by Kon Ichikawa

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1959 | Winner: Best Actor (New Cinema Award)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1959 | Winner: Best Actor

Critics reviews

My goodness, how Ichikawa and cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Mizoguchi’s main man) knew how to frame black and white widescreen images, each a pristine delineation and gradation of blacks, whites and grays, with sharp and inspired lines of geometry, graphic play and depth.
February 12, 2015
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